James Jaillet

If it ain’t broke, fix it anyway

Bruce Mallinson | September 11, 2014

You’ve heard the old axiom “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Many owner-operators seem to follow that rule, but you shouldn’t get caught up in that mindset: It’s much more economical to maintain an ...

Diesel price holds, still at lowest point in more than 2 years

| September 08, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel did not change in the week ended Sept. 8 from the week prior, remaining at $3.814. That’s the lowest national average price since July 2012, ...

FMCSA extends remote new entrant audit test, to add auto-fail functionality

| September 08, 2014

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will be testing a new automatic failure feature for new entrant audits and will be extending its testing of off-site new entrant audits until December.

Tango claims it bought 450 defective engines in latest Navistar lawsuit

| September 04, 2014

Major national carrier Tango Transport has become the latest carrier to sue Navistar-International over the truck and engine maker’s line of EGR-only MaxxForce engines, built between 2008 and 2012. Tango claims the engines were defective ...

CARB fines LA County $250k, carrier $116k for emissions violations

| September 04, 2014

California’s Air Resources Board has levied two hefty fines recently for violations by truck operators to comply with its stringent emissions regulations, billing LA County for $250k and a beverage carrier for $116k.

Second quarter cargo theft report: Loss value continues to climb as criminals ‘increase sophistication’

| September 03, 2014

Between April and June, 179 cargo thefts were recorded in the U.S., per FreightWatch International. The average loss value per incident, however, rose 5.6 percent to $174,415. Here's a breakdown of the full report.

Diesel falls to lowest price since July 2012

| September 03, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel hit its lowest point since July 2012 last week, as it fell seven-tenths of a cent to $3.814, according to the Department of Energy.

Rates fall, but still riding boom from earlier this year

| September 02, 2014

Per-mile rates on the spot market fell in August for the second straight month, as rates come down from the 5-month boom seen between February and June. Internet Truckstop released its monthly rate data Sept. ...

James Jaillet

James Jaillet is the News Editor for CCJ and Overdrive. Reach him at jjaillet@randallreilly.com.

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